Ivan Orkin, the Long Island chef who hung out at Momofuku this summer and popped up at Smorgasburg, has his eye on a Lower East Side outpost.
Need a laugh this morning? Well, you're in luck. Con Ed, the same company that following Hurricane Sandy has yet to restore power to thousands of New Yorkers (a month later) -- and whose executives have been subpoenaed by a government commission tasked with figuring out why New York's utilities comp ... More >>
Out with the ice cream, in the with soup. Ivan Orkin, the New York-born, Tokyo-trained noodle aficionado and owner of Ivan Ramen, will bring his highly praised talents to Smorgasburg this weekend.
The Boston Consulting Group's $10 million evaluation of the New York City Housing Authority's central office and infrastructure has all the makings of some good old chunky scandal-soup:1) The chairman of an already cash-strapped NYCHA signs off on a $10 million contract with a private consulting fir ... More >>
There's a story behind vegetable oil taking over the American pantry and it has nothing to with health or flavor. In the early 1900s, Procter & Gamble found a way to market excess cottonseed oil and it forever changed the way we shop, cook and think about food.
The above video of a supposed "UFO Mothership" over London was posted onto YouTube Monday and has already garnered over two million hits. It briefly captures a group of glowing lights passing by overhead and is similar to another popular UFO video shared months ago from Jerusalem. Whether you belie ... More >>
Six billion dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Groupon, the Chicago-based mega-start-up of online group coupons (get it?), turning down a six billion dollar offer from SkyNet Google. The tech giant has more money than God and often uses it to snap up smaller companies. But often, they ... More >>
Operation Streamline Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work
And so history's most evil Santa impersonator will come to the Bowery Presents' biggest venue next month, a win for the massive local concert promotion conglomerate, and a draw for the fans who will surely sell these shows out in a matter of minutes. At three nights (November 22nd-24th, or th ... More >>
Click to Enlarge.Via CopyRanter.Yesterday, Copyranter caught an advertisement (pictured right) for French weekly Courrier International. The conceit of the advertisement, by Saatchi & Saatchi France, as put by Copyranter: "The World Trade Center architects should have stopped at about 50 floo ... More >>
Joshua Ferris reads from his second book
Joe BrunoBy Adam Schwartzman Five prominent New York politicians have dipped into their campaign funds to pay for nearly $3 million in legal expenses associated with investigations of their possible misconduct, a Voice examination of campaign disclosure reports has revealed. While it's unclear if t ... More >>
On Saturday, the Times ran an overview of the woes facing this summer's tours, which have seen sales overall suffer despite sellouts for the likes of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Even the Eagles--once an act that could be guaranteed to print money from boomers--have suffered during the dog da ... More >>
Starting on June 21, David Perez will do anything asked of him on Twitter @davidondemand while wearing a webcam on his glasses so that the entire Internet-universe can view his antics. While Perez (not that one) will be a pawn of Twitter users for 5 days, the experiment started with him actin ... More >>
The crowd at the last Pool Party of the summer, 2009. Photo by Sam HorineSo why did one of the most powerful senators in the United States intervene to save a free concert series in Brooklyn? Writes Ben Sisario in the New York Times:
The old marquee, before the new marquee, which is now the old marquee again. Pic via Joe Madonna's photostreamGoodbye, "Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza"--your many syllables and unwieldy national branding associations will not be missed. The Times reports today that Live Nation is backing a ... More >>
Try wrapping your lips around KFC's latest.The last slogan KFC spit up upon the unsuspecting public was "Unthink." It seems that a battalion of geniuses working at several top ad agencies followed that mantra in order to disgorge the company's latest slogan.
Proving that plagiarism doesn't ruin your career (at all) we have the case of Kaavya Viswanathan, the lit wunderkind who scored a reported $500,000 two-book deal while still in high school, had the first of her chick-lit novels published her sophomore year at Harvard, and then got busted for ... More >>
Back in March, a blog post we published regarding a potential media acquisition by Cablevision, MSG Entertainment, and Rainbow Media owner James Dolan -- compounded by a vaguely worded, ominous legal threat from Dolan's corporate office, which was ignored and then published in a naive showing ... More >>
Hard to see how this could have an upside for concertgoers. Today, the U.S. Department of Justice reportedly signed off on a long in the works merger between Ticketmaster and Live Nation, clearing aside the biggest obstacle to a proposed Live Nation Ticketmaster entertainment conglomerate. Th ... More >>
The city Board of Elections -- the last unabashed stronghold of political patronage - is poised to award the ultimate political contract. On Tuesday the board's ten political appointees - one each from each party in each borough -- will choose between two giant election machine companies that, for a ... More >>
City government and citizen vigilantes wage a losing battle against Clear Channel and illegal ads
The Rev. Mark Hallinan S.J. administered an Easter blessing to Aramark workers at the Madison Avenue headquarters of PricewaterhouseCoopers yesterday. Aramark cafeteria workers at the financial services giant are considering unionizing. Aramark has been harassing and intimidating the workers, accor ... More >>
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The Surveillance Society: Part Three
A court ruling this month brings the shadowy world of vanity publishing into the open